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New England Patriots links 11/29/17 - To-Do List: Fix busted screen

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  • Zack Cox mentions how the Patriots' screen pass struggles aren't sitting well with Bill Belichick.
  • Mike Reiss dispels the "Tom Brady is getting killed out there" myth, saying he's now been hit 59 times this season, which is about the norm for his first 11 games of a season.
  • Evan Lazar talks about how the Patriots are back to burying teams early, a far cry from the first six games during which they held just one lead of more than six points entering the break.
  • Phil Perry suggests a few things Bill Belichick might still want to correct after the Dolphins blowout, starting with protecting Tom Brady.
  • Mike Reiss points out Tom Brady has been a stone in the Bills' shoe to the point that he can set an NFL record for wins over another team in Buffalo.
  • Karen Guregian sees Tyrod Taylor as just the type of QB who gives the Patriots problems.
  • Zack Cox scouts the Bills: Tyrod Taylor will test the resurgent pass rush.
  • Doug Kyed notes Eric Lee is set to play a significant role vs. his former team, after impressing the Patriots in his debut against the Dolphins.
  • Mike Reiss looks at how newly signed LB Nicholas Grigsby and undrafted rookie OL Jason King can help the Patriots.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Tom Brady addressed Kenny Stills' trash-talking last Sunday: 'Only I can get in my head. ... What really matters is the scoreboard at the end of the game.'
  • Doug Kyed presents his Pats-Dolphins film review: Dion Lewis emerging as one of the NFL's top backs.
  • Stephen Hewitt mentions how James Develin appreciates Dion Lewis' efforts in re-energizing the running game.
  • Rich Garven highlights Elandon Roberts showing his pass-rushing ability.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Offense adjusts to loss of Martellus Bennett after short-term reunion; Belichick not happy with the screen game; More.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Lawrence Guy quietly having solid first season in New England.
  • Rich Garven Patriots Journal: Replacing Ebner won't be easy; Screen pass is busted; More.
  • Stephen Sheehan (FanRagSports) 5 reasons why Phillip Dorsett is not a Patriots disappointment.
  • CBS Boston revisits Max Kellerman's summer 2016 declaration that Brady would "be a bum in short order" and how now he just keeps moving the goalposts.
  • Podcast: One Patriots Place, with Steve Balestrieri & Thomas Murphy, a weekly look at Patriots news, featuring the best Patriots insiders from around the NFL. Guest: Mike Giardi. (1 hour)


  • Mark Schofield (LockedOnPatriots) Defending the crossing route starring Jonathan Jones.
  • Mike Rodak (ESPN) Can Bills add rare blemish to Tom Brady's 26-3 record against them?
  • Mike Rodak (ESPN) Bills, Patriots have traded places since surprising September.
  • Mike Rodak (ESPN) Kelvin Benjamin has torn meniscus in knee; Bills say WR is day-to-day.
  • Doug Farrar (Bleacher Report) Week 13 QB rankings. 3. Tom Brady. "Brady has been flat-out illegal in November,” completing 73.7 percent of his passes for 833 yards, 10 TDs and 1 INT.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) How we’d fix it: The NFL Awards.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Which teams on the outside can get on the inside of the playoff chase?
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Ben Roethlisberger thinking about Bengals, not Patriots “fireworks”.
  • Dave Dameshek ( The Shek Report: Week 12. (3 min. video) Gronk's post-game presser makes the list.
  • Peter King (SI) New York Giants bench Eli Manning: Why it was the right thing to do; MMQB Mailbag.
  • Photos ( 2017 My Cause My Cleats custom cleats.